Middle School Summer Band Institute
JUNE 11TH - 17TH - 2017
Last summer we had the privilege of hosting our first-annual UTSA Summer High School Band Institute. It was a tremendously positive experience for all, as we brought together students from all across the country to make new friendships, unforgettable memories, and most importantly - music! In an effort to better align our former UTSA Middle School Band Camp with our new High School Summer Band Institute, we have decided to revamp our middle school camp "curriculum". Our goal is to transform San Antonio into one of the most prestigious city's in terms of music educational programs. This starts by offering our students unique and innovative summer music programs. With that being said, we are confident that UTSA can offer your child an experience that will inspire and encourage them to become a better musician!
The Middle School Summer Band Institute offers a comprehensive music experience focused on developing the musician in addition to developing playing techniques. At this one-week playing intensive camp, campers will perform with one of our concert bands and attend daily classes that include rehearsals, sectional and master classes, and an elective class which focuses on performing soundtrack music. This camp provides an opportunity for students to receive exceptional instruction on the instrument that they love and to broaden their learnings of many musical components.
Each day is divided into structured routines that focus on developing individual musicianship and includes an hour break for lunch. On check-in day, each student will complete a placement audition which will place them into one of our concert bands. A sample daily schedule has been provided below. In addition to their performing opportunities, the students will engage in activities outside of the rehearsal such as a pool party, camp olympics, enjoying the amenities of the UTSA Recreation Center, a day outing to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and a banquet on Friday afternoon which will celebrate an exciting week of making music and new friendships.
Performance opportunities are also an integral part of the camp experience. Students at the Middle School Summer Band Institute will perform in a public performance at the conclusion of the week. All performances will be held on campus in the UTSA Recital Hall.